Keystone pipeline probe

On Nov. 8 the United States State Department indicated that it's confident that its standing will be boosted through a probe on how it is conducing itself on a upcoming decision on whether to grant a permit for the Keystone pipeline, Agence France-Presse reported. US lawmakers had asked the agency's Office of Inspector General if TransCanada, the pipeline developer, was involved in influencing the State Department's selection of a contractor for the Environmental Impact Statement. Environmental groups have alleged that department officials harbored a pro-pipeline bias and had ties with pipeline executives.

Published: Wednesday, 11/09/2011 12:00 am EST

On Nov. 8 the United States State Department indicated that it's confident that its standing will be boosted through a probe on how it is conducing itself on a upcoming decision on whether to grant a permit for the Keystone pipeline, Agence France-Presse reported. US lawmakers had asked the agency's Office of Inspector General if TransCanada, the pipeline developer, was involved in influencing the State Department's selection of a contractor for the Environmental Impact Statement. Environmental groups have alleged that department officials harbored a pro-pipeline bias and had ties with pipeline executives.

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